In my previous post about potty training at night I shared 7 tips on night time toilet training that every parent should know about.
The thing is, and I’ve heard this from the comments you left me, is that I haven’t touched on what supplies you need.
I’ve probably said this many times before, but when it comes to night time toilet training, the “strategy” is to do anything you can to avoid bedwetting accidents, in other words your job is “damage control”.
In this post I’m going to share with my own list of night time potty training supplies. The same products I’ve used when I toilet trained my 2 sons and which have helped me avoid a lot of bedwetting accidents during that time.
First of all, the way I see it, is there are 2 main categories: must-have products and optional products.
Let’s start with the must-haves.
I say must-have because these products are the ones that are most efficient in helping you avoid bedwetting accidents and keep your child dry through the whole night.
Bedtime Potty Training Pants
Bedtime potty training pants are neither diapers nor pull-ups, but they’re very absorbant and they’re leak-proof.
There are many brands and models on the market.
The ones I’ve used and always recommended are GoodNites and UnderJams.
GoodNites have 5 layers of protection. They can absorb a lot of liquid, keeping your child dry throughout the night.
What I really liked is that although they’re leakproof, they fit comfortably. They’re not tight around the legs and it’s very easy for your child to pull them up or down by himself.
UnderJams pretty much the same quality as GoodNites. They’re just as efficient in keeping any liquid from spilling and keeping your child dry.
Waterproof Mattress Pads
Waterproof mattress pads or bed mats are an additional layer of protection besides the training pants.
In case an accident happens you’ll know that the bed mattress is protected.
Waterproof bed mats can absorb up to several cups of liquid.
If I were you I’d get reusable, hypoallergenic mattress pads, with 3 layers of protection – absorbant layer, waterproof layer and a comfort layer.
I prefer reusable, washable mattress pads but you can also get disposable ones too(check out GoodNites disposable bed mats).
Here are 4 different waterproof bed mats I’ve used myself (use the links below to get the best deals available):
All 4 are hypoallergenic, chemical free mattress pads. They’re machine washable and they’re very durable.
Bedwetting alarms are optional nighttime potty training supplies and I’ve added them in the list because I know some parents would like to know more about them, but I never used one.
A bedwetting alarm features a sound and vibration wake up system which gets triggered at the first drop of pee.
Because the sensor can quickly detect pee it wakes up your child before he starts going.
That’s it. That’s all you need to get by until your child will be capable to hold it in while he’s asleep.